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Subject:  Re: alimony/spousal support Date:  11/10/1999  7:35 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  20886 of 123001

Pete:
Your divorce decree should identify what exactly he is paying to you - alimony or CS.

foolishtomtom:
...or both alimony and child support.

That's the one that drives tax preparers nuts. When a divorce decree just lumps it all together and calls it "family support" the facts become unclear. How much is for the spouse (deduct